The Campus & Beyond
The School of Medicine is an integral part of one of the country's first centers for professional education and research. Its urban campus, shared with six other professional schools and the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, the University of Maryland Medical System, the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute's Medical Biotechnology Center and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, also hosts the Hope Lodge and Baltimore Ronald McDonald House, both offering low cost housing and a home-atmosphere for adult and pediatric outpatients and their families receiving medical treatment in the Baltimore area.
Opportunities abound for faculty and students to join with other health and human service professionals in interdisciplinary study, informal discourse and collaborative clinical practice and research, offering students a wide selection of field experiences.
In addition to professional opportunities, Baltimore offers a stimulating environment in which to live and study. Baltimore residents enjoy the sophistication of a large metropolitan city combined with easy accessibility to surrounding beaches, mountains and rural areas. The many attractions and resources of Washington, D.C., are less than a one-hour drive from Baltimore.
Having been the setting for significant events in the history of our country and a renowned foreign-commerce seaport, Baltimore maintains a strong feeling of the past, typified by the many charming neighborhoods of restored houses and an abundance of historic monuments and buildings. Within easy walking distance of the campus is the nationally acclaimed Inner Harbor area where Harborplace, the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, and the Pier 6 Pavilion share the festival atmosphere of the harbor with hotels, shops and restaurants, water taxis, and pleasure and tour boats. Both restored and newly constructed townhouses and condominium complexes share the waterviews, excitement and atmosphere of downtown living.
Warm weather months signal festival time in Baltimore with such annual offerings as Preakness Festival Week, Artscape, the Baltimore City Fair, the Flower Mart and the many ethnic festivals that celebrate the city's diverse populations. As a cultural center, Baltimore has offerings to please the most discriminating tastes, including a world-class symphony orchestra, excellent museums and libraries, professional theater, ballet and opera.
For sports fans Baltimore boasts a varied menu. Offerings include American League Baseball with the Orioles, NFL football with the Ravens, indoor soccer and ice hockey, NCAA and club lacrosse, horseracing and steeplechase and polo in the suburban counties. The home of the Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, is but a two-block stroll from our campus, and the M & T Bank Stadium, home of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, is immediately adjacent to Camden Yards. There are numerous public golf courses in the city and surrounding counties, and the Baltimore harbor and nearby Chesapeake Bay offer unparalleled opportunities for boating, fishing and water sports. Gastronomy aficionados will delight in experiencing the seafood for which the region is famous.